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Clemencia Colmenares, PhD, is a Staff member of the Department of Cancer Biology of Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She earned her doctorate degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, N.Y. In 1998, Dr. Colmenares completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
Her research interests include proto-oncogenes, gene targeting and colon cancer. In addition to her clinical responsibilities at Cleveland Clinic, she has worked in academia as Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Biology at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1997.
From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Colmenares was a Staff member of the Department of Cancer Biology Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She is co-author of several peer-reviewed articles that focus on the role of c-ski proto-oncogene in growth and development. She frequently contributes her expertise to various peer-reviewed medical journals including Oncogene, the Journal of Virology, Developmental Dynamics, Cell, Genes and Development, Cancer Research, and Nature Genetics.
Dr. Colmenares earned the Frank L. Horsfall Jr. Fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Institute, which is awarded annually for excellence in graduate studies. She has been a member of the Review Committee for the American Heart Association, and Co-Course Director of Musculoskeletal Block at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
cardiac outflow tract, genetics of craniofacial, neural tube birth defects
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